If you don’t want spammy or low quality links to harm your site you can use Google’s Disavow Tool to remove them successfully. It is one of the best and most awaited mysterious tool by Google. Google Disavow Tool
In this post we will talk about how we can remove bad links using Google’s Disavow Tool. Link spamming is very common effort now a days and many spammers hunt websites just for the sake of fun or say to lower the ranking of other websites. Mostly beginners are hunted by the spammers as they don’t know much about this, When I was a beginner I used to think more backlinks means more popularity but later I came to know Only Quality link matters. The Black hat SEO techniques are the reason a site is ignored by Google and never appears in Google’s Search Result Page. Google has given some guidelines that should be followed if you do not want to disappear from Google. You can read the guidelines here : https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35769.
What is the need of using Google’s Disavow Tool ?
Google has already said that they will penalize a website if they found website violating the policies of Google. In simple terms : Google will penalize those sites which are promoting negative SEO or Black hat techniques i.e Sites involved in any link spamming.
Bad links or Low quality links pointing towards you site can lower your Search Engine Ranking that is why you should caring so much about this. The Page Ranking is our target we all want to rank on the top. Building low quality back-links should be avoided because it won’t benefit you but will down your site’s reputation in Search Engine’s eyes. In past there was no such tool which could help webmasters to remove all those “unnatural links” which were affecting their site’s page ranking but now we have all these things in our own hands and we are more powerful than ever, Thanks to Google for Google Disavow Tool.
How to Remove Bad links using Google’s Disavow Tool ?
Do not use this tool unnecessarily. If you are sure that your site is affected by Spammy links then only make use of this tool.
This is two step process :
- Downloading links to your site &
- Uploading a list of links to disavow.
Downloading links to your site :
*1. Login to Search Console and select your site for which you wish to disavow the links.
*2. Click on Search traffic and then on the links to your site.
*3. Now click on More under Links to your site.
*4. Download more sample links in CSV or Google docs format.
As you have successfully downloaded the Links, create the Text file i.e. in .txt format. You can use notepad to easily create .txt file.
Note : The file you created should have only those links you want Google to ignore.
Uploading a list of links to disavow :
*1. Go to Google disavow tool page.
*3. Click Choose file. Done !!!
This process is very easy but it takes time may be more than a week or two week to see the effect. Here we have Disavow tool in front of our eyes for what we all ( webmasters ) were eagerly waiting for !!!!
Please use this feature if you are sure about spammy links and what you are doing. If you are confident that these are the links which i don’t want and they are creating issues for you then only make use of this tool because If you use this tool incorrectly, it can harm your site’s performance in Google’s search results pages.
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